• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Montebello 60 Freeway tanker fire to see CHP charges

A tanker truck caught fire Wednesday, December 14, 2011, on the eastbound 60 Freeway in Montebello, forcing the closure of the freeway and an overcrossing.

April 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The California Highway Patrol has decided to pursue criminal charges against the company that owns the tanker truck that severely damaged an overpass on the 60 Freeway in Montebello.

This comes after the CHP determined the fire was caused by improper maintenance of the truck.

The tanker truck caught fire last December, torching the overpass above so badly it had to be demolished.

The overpass is being rebuilt at an estimated cost of $40 million. It's expected to reopen in June.